David Shambaugh is a professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and director of the university’s China Policy Program. He is an internationally recognized authority on contemporary China and has authored more than 30 books, including his most recent work China’s Future. He has served as an analyst on the staff of the National Security Council’s East Asia Bureau and the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He is the former editor of The China Quarterly and previously directed the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Shambaugh is a frequent contributor to the international media, serves on a number of editorial boards, and has been a consultant to various governments, research institutions, foundations, and private corporations.